Skills Exchange SCIO (SL)

Current opportunity

We are looking for volunteers to assist the Training and Employment Tutors in our East Kilbride centre and support our participants in personal development and employability training sessions. These sessions cover a wide variety of activities ranging from SQA certificated assessments to team games, creative tasks, lifeskills such as money management, drugs awareness etc. Depending on the programme, participants spend between 6 – 24 hours a week in the centre. Tasks would include reading, scribing, working 1-1 or helping small groups with activities. There is normally a maximum of 8 participants per group. Volunteers will be a valuable source of support for them to help build their communication skills, develop effective relationships and benefit from interacting with a positive role model. We are working with young people who have either recently left school or who are in the last 6 months of education but often not attending. All our participants require some form of support to help them make the transition from school to the world of work as they have various barriers. These include lack of attendance at school, lack of experience, low or no qualifications, health issues, hidden disabilities and particularly anxiety / poor mental health, lack of confidence and self-esteem. We are increasingly supporting young people with autism / aspergers . Some young people also require support with literacy / using IT.